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Manhole covers Art

Manhole covers Art in Moscow – St. George the Victorious. Designed by Lebedev Studio, Russia

Manhole covers Art in Moscow – St. George the Victorious. Designed by Lebedev Studio, Russia

In 2000-2001, in Moscow was held the global mail-art project “Sewers of the World, Unite”, which foundation were the manholes photos from around the world, as well as the author’s interpretation of the theme in the form of creative projects and facilities. It is so happened that the manholes have become an integral part of the city streets. They are located in a completely incomprehensible places. Some on the road, some right on the sidewalks. If the manholes are on the road – they perform utilitarian function, but with sidewalks the story is more complicated. Manholes on the pedestrian zone can not be ugly. By design of the manholes, the inhabitants of the City can be judged. In the cities where people love and respect their place of living, the manholes can be a real piece of art.

Manhole cover dedicated to the main symbols of Moscow – St. George the Victorious. Designed by Lebedev Studio

Manhole cover dedicated to the main symbols of Moscow – St. George the Victorious. Designed by Lebedev Studio

Japanese manhole cover in Kodaira City, Tokyo, JAPAN

Japanese manhole cover in Kodaira City, Tokyo, JAPAN

Manhole cover in Bergen Norway

Manhole cover in Bergen Norway

Manhole cover in Bratislava, Slovakia

Manhole cover in Bratislava, Slovakia

Manhole cover in Chuou-ku Osaka Japan

Manhole cover in Chuou-ku Osaka Japan

Manhole covers Art in Rome, Italy

Manhole cover in Rome, Italy

Manhole cover in Yokote, Akita

Manhole cover in Yokote, Akita

Manhole covers Art in Yuzawa, Akita

Manhole cover in Yuzawa, Akita

Manhole covers Art

Manhole cover with coat of arms Stadt Dannenberg (Elbe)

Manhole cover in Japan

Manhole covers Art in Japan

Prague manhole cover

Prague manhole cover

Tree of life. Manhole covers Art

Tree of life. Manhole covers Art in Japan

Trondheim manhole cover, Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim manhole cover, Trondheim, Norway

Stamps dedicated to manhole covers

Stamps dedicated to manhole covers

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